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Hurricane Season begins CONA Neighborhood of the Year Awards Ceremony General Board Meeting 7pm @ the KLHOA office / Flag Day Father’s Day First day of Summer

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2012 Board of Directors (Elected by general membership)

Directors Trina Searcy, President Dick Thoma, Treasurer Dan King, Director Joe Barnett, Director

Mark Reichert, Vice President Joanie Trotman, Secretary/CONA Rep. Tom Martineau, Director

Administrative Staff Nancy C. Johnson Operations Director, Bookkeeper & Editor Anne Marshall Office Manager Anna Trudeau Assistant Office Manager, Assistant Editor & Graphic Designer Gregory Durant Field Manager Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. T: 850-668-3231 | F: 850-894-1477 E: Admin@killearnlakeshoa.org 7110 Beech Ridge Trail, Tallahassee FL, 32312

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July 4 12

Independence Day General Board Meeting 7pm @ the KLHOA office Ramadan Parent’s Day

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August 5 22 28

International Friendship Day First day of School Quarterly Open Member Meeting 7pm @ the Historic Bradfordville Schoolhouse

Most Common Complaints Q&A

Dead deer in the road or on county roadside Leon County Operations 850-606-1400

Talquin lights not working properly Obtain ID number from fluorescent tag on the pole; report it to Talquin Bradfordville office 850-893-6853 Tree removal request Call HOA office, request tree inspection by the field manager. Mark the tree for easy identification. Concerned about a tree on neighbor's property threatening your property Talk to your neighbor! Make them aware of your concerns by talking to them or send a letter by certified mail. Removal of large alligators Florida Wildlife Commission's Nuisance Alligator Hotline 1-866-392-4286 Neighbor's dog barking Animal Control 850-606-5400 or LCSO 850-922-3300 Neighbor's yard unkempt Leon County Code Enforcement 850-1300 Abandoned pool on neighbor's property Leon County Health Department 850-606-8350 Maintenance of neighborhood roadways (potholes, etc.) 850-606-1400 Power or water service disrupted Talquin 24/hour service - 1-888-802-1832


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days. We remember moments. – Anonymous

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Editor’s Note

cannot believe this is our June issue! It seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the ball drop in Times Square. When I think of June, I think of graduation ceremonies, weddings, Father's Day and beach vacations. I think of tall glasses of iced tea accompanied by a delicious home-grown tomato sandwich, homemade ice cream and gathering around a picnic table with a juicy watermelon. What is better than summer? Living in Florida, it is understood that many of us will be visiting a pool or beach at some point in the next coming months. Fortunately, for those of you who have faithfully been exercising and watching your carb-loads, there is nothing to worry about. For the rest of us, take what you can from this month’s “Fitness Issue” and get motivated! And after all the huffing and puffing you might like to try a cooling smoothie recipe like the one featured in Fare Share. Hurricane season begins June 1st. Make sure you and your family are prepared for this unpredictable time of year and keep the “Disaster Check List” on page 14 nearby. We also have this year’s listing of hurricane names. I have always liked the idea of calling the male names, the “himicane”. The last hurricane I experienced was Frederick when we lived in Mobile, AL and that “himicane” turned out to be a Category 3! Hopefully we will experience the same mild season as last year and only a few of the named storms make landfall. Lastly, the KLHOA office would like to congratulate our own Anna Trudeau and her fiancé, Ryan Prentiss, as they celebrate a destination wedding with family and friends in the Bahamas this July. We wish these two only the very best as they begin their life's journey together.

Nancy C. Johnson Operations Director, Bookkeeper & Editor

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B Bryan's Brief June 2012

Summer is here already, it’s graduation time and many will have children leaving home soon for college or returning as graduates! Life certainly seems to be passing faster the older I get – ever get that feeling? If you haven’t already, be sure to get out to some of our many beautiful parks to walk, run, cycle or just to turn the kids loose on the playgrounds. It’s the perfect time of year for it. Here’s some updates for you.

FY 12-13 Budget Workshops

Our first budget workshop begins May 22 at 9:00 a.m. – that’s when we’ll be briefed on the outlook for the coming year. I understand we’re expecting a revenue shortfall estimated at $3 to $4 million. We’ve been fortunate that we’ve been able to reduce citizens’ property taxes the past three years, resulting in a cumulative savings of $13.9 million over the past three budget cycles. I’ll commit to continue to work towards further reductions. More to come!

Northeast Park

We have negotiated a contract with Celebration Baptist Church for 100 acres of land, located at the intersection of Proctor Rd and Thomasville Rd that can be used as a Northeast Recreation Park. Before this purchase can be completed, the Commission has directed staff to study and analyze the property including any zoning and preservation requirements to determine it’s use, the anticipated costs to build out the park long term based on the available developable land and targeted needs, etc.. Let me reiterate again, there are no funds available for the development of this park, my hope is that we can secure the property so that, should funding come available, we’ll have the land at a very reasonable price ready for development. With the only District IV County recreation facility located in Miccosukee, this is a much needed amenity. Studies and analysis are being done at this time and the results will be brought back to the Commission sometime in May. I’ll keep you posted.

Miccosukee Park

I know this has been a long time coming, but in doing the engineering work, we found that the water source currently in place is insufficient to sustain the new project addition, so well work analysis and work is underway to enhance our water source facilitating irrigation of the fields. The design work has been completed and construction will begin June of 2013, with completion expected by March of 2014. Our Public Works staff has maintained contact with the recreation leaders seeking their input, insuring they’re informed and involved and have made some modifications to the existing field to accommodate them since the schedule has been pushed back.

Citizen Engagement Series Leon County Administrator Vince Long is sponsoring a series of “Citizen Engagement Programs”. Two have been held to date and have been an overwhelming success. If you’re interested in learning about your County operations, please register for the next series entitled, “Emergency Medical Services: Preserving Life, Improving Health, Promoting Safety” to be held May 31st at 6:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.leoncountyfl.gov/ces for registration information and class activities. Space is limited.

Capital Cascades Trail Project The Cascades Trail Project’s Segments I and II are expected to be completed in March 2013. You can read more about it at www.blueprint2000.org/Project_CCT/index.html. The BluePrint2000 Agency has approved the use of a 4500 seat amphitheater for ticketed events.

Sales Tax Extension

The existing one-cent infrastructure sales tax that has funded many of the infrastructure improvements in our County – such as the expansion of Capital Cr. - was approved by referendum in 2004 and will expire on December 31, 2019. The Leon County Sales Tax Committee, made up of citizen appointees is charged with collecting public input and making recommendations on issues related to the proposed extension of the one-cent infrastructure sales tax. This group will be holding public meetings through December and they welcome your comments and recommendations as they sort through almost $1 billion of infrastructure components, one of which is Bannerman Rd. For more information, go to www.leoncountyfl.gov/salestax or email your questions or suggestions to: SalesTaxInfo@leoncountyfl.gov. As always, thank you for your continued support. I appreciate all of your calls, e-mails and letters advising me of service or operational issues in District IV. It's because of you and your continued contact with me that I am able to identify opportunities for improvement and make District IV the wonderful place it is to live. As many of you already know, I filed to run for the District IV seat again and would appreciate your support. My facebook account is “Bryan Desloge for Leon County Commission”. I would be honored if you would “like me”. Please call me if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions - 606-5364 or deslogeb@leoncountyfl.gov.

Bryan Desloge

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Short-Term Goals, Long-Term Success

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By Sean and Rachel Dodrill, Owners of CrossFit BlackBox

t is no big secret that a regular fitness routine can make a huge impact on your overall mental and physical health, but getting started is an obstacle with which we all struggle. As fitness instructors, we are frequently asked questions about how to lose weight quickly, tone flabby arms, or sculpt rock-

Start by focusing on staying active rather than losing weight hard abs. Though we can offer lots of advice, we cannot force you to take our advice and put it to good use. To help, we can give you a set of steps to follow that can lead you down the path toward health and wellness. The first step toward making a change in your life is to do your research. Many folks do not know where to begin when choosing a fitness plan. Should you try to do it by yourself? Should you hire a personal trainer? Should you join group classes? What types of classes are available? You should explore the endless options available to you: home instructional videos, 24-hour gyms, Pilates, boot camps, personal trainers, Zumba, and CrossFit… just to name a few. Find out what they do, how often you will need to participate to see results, and if they offer a free trial session. Evaluate how you feel after your session (both mentally & physically) and make a decision based upon the atmosphere and structure that will best keep you motivated. Not all fitness programs are created equally, and not all are beneficial for everyone’s specific goals. Choose something you will enjoy not just the program or the exercises, but the atmosphere, the other participants, and the trainers. Look for sustainability and substance.

Once you find the fitness program that works best for you, make a commitment and begin setting short-term goals. This is the best way to ensure long-term success. Start by focusing on staying active rather than losing weight. For example: if you can commit yourself to working out three times a week for one hour and achieve that goal, at the end of your week you will feel like a success, and you will be motivated to do the same the next week… and the next. We advise our clients not to make short-term goals that involve weight loss. The scale offers little information about your overall health, especially if you are just beginning a workout routine. Body composition is not displayed in pounds. Muscle weighs more than fat, so the numbers on the scale can be deceptive. We teach our clients to focus on how they look, feel and perform. Do your clothes fit better? Do you have an easier time walking up those flights of stairs at work? Are your doctors impressed with your recent blood tests? Those are the results that matter. Make overall weight loss a long-term secondary "benefit" of your workout routine, and you will be guaranteed better success. Once you are committed to your routine and committed to achieving those short-term goals, then you can add the final step: a clean, healthy diet. So many of us fail when on a Sunday night we decide it is time to lose 10 pounds by exercising five days a week and doing a two-week cleanse starting Monday morning. Give yourself adequate time to adjust to your new routine. After about a month, bring your diet into play - slowly replacing the bad with the better, and then better with the best. The changes you make to your health might come slowly at first, but the changes will be steady and will likely become permanent aspects of your lifestyle.

So, now that you have the basics, what are you waiting for? Make your plan and get active today! There’s something out there for everyone, but unless you take that first step, you will never know just how far slow and steady changes can take you!

Photography by David Barfield

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Sean and Rachel own and operate CrossFit BlackBox in Tallahassee. The CrossFit program is broad, general and inclusive for any level of fitness. Workouts are designed to be challenging for advanced athletes, but are scalable and modifiable for athletes of all levels. CrossFit combines elements of gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, and metabolic/cardiovascular conditioning. To learn more, visit www.crossfitblackbox.com.


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Extra Extra! By Bryan Desloge

If you watched the last Commission meeting or read the paper this morning, you know we are purchasing the land for our northeast park! It's been a long time coming and we are so excited! We need to be careful that expectations are realistic, as we currently don't have any money to develop the park, with the economy as it is now and with no expectation of improvement anytime soon. Keep in mind though that this is the first step - a very important first step as we'll have the land - and there may be other opportunities available. I'm pushing to have this project included in the sales tax referendum for development and ongoing maintenance. Even if approved, it would still be many years before its completion.

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The development of the northeast park will be a project that we can all celebrate and I'm proud to have been a part of its development. It's going to take a while, but again this is the first step. Hopefully we can come up with other opportunities that will allow us to begin the use of the property to some degree. You can find more information on this project if you go to our website. The agenda item is online at: http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/coadmin/agenda/ view2.asp?meeting_date=5/22/2012&item_type=0 - Agenda Item No. 13. We're excited and we'll keep you posted. Many thanks go out to all of you for your support and encouragement over the last five years. I'm honored to serve as your District IV County Commissioner and hope you'll call on me if you feel I can be of help with other issues or concerns.

Bryan Desloge Leon County Commission, District IV Commissioner


Field Manager Reminder No Dumping Please…

Sometimes the quickest way to empty that lawn mower bag of all the grass clippings is to dump it back in the green space area or an easement or even a vacant lot. That vacant lot is some owner’s property – not yours! And as far as dumping in the green spaces and easements the covenants are quite specific. Your Covenants under Article IX- Section 6 states the following: “No dumping, burning, or disposal in any manner of trash, litter, garbage, sewage, woodlands, or any unsightly or offensive material shall be permitted in or upon such Green Area, except as is temporary and incidental to the bona fide improvement of the area in a manner consistent with its classification as Green Area. Fires of any and all kinds shall be prohibited except in designated and controlled areas as specified by the Association.”

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History of

Killearn Lakes Part 3

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attle raising became increasingly important in the final decades of the nineteenth century, and John R. Bradford, son of Thomas A., was particularly active and successful. In 1889 he bought a 7-ton steam tractor that he used to cut silage and power saw and gristmills in the vicinity. In the 1890’s he pastured a dairy herd for Henry Flagler to provide dairy products for Flagler’s hotel in St. Augustine. In 1901 Clement A. Griscom of Philadelphia began to acquire land along the south shore of Lake Iamonia, beginning with the Horseshoe Plantation, once part of the Edward Bradford holdings. By the time he died in 1913, Griscom owned a huge tract extending westward to the Ochlockonee River. He was a shipping magnate, a director A friend suggested that he should find something of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and had extensive interests in else to ‘monkey around’ with, so he planned and the Bank of North America, an oil pipeline, and “other large built Monkey Business Pond to attract ducks affairs.” At his death the Horseshoe Plantation was sold to George F. Baker, Jr., a big chunk of the western end went to his son Lloyd C. Griscom, (diplomat and lawyer), and Water Oak plantation consisting in part of the present Killearn Lakes property went to his daughter Frances C. Griscom, Jr. (The “jr.” caused some confusion and had to be legally laid to rest after the death of the elder Frances in 1919.) The Clement Griscom estate had been the second of the great quail plantations in Leon County described by Clifton Paisley in From Cotton to Quail. Mrs. Frances Griscom was an individualist and an ardent sportswoman. She maintained her Water Oak plantation as a private estate, renting acreage to several tenant farmers and keeping many more acres under cultivation by her own employees, but with great areas set aside as a hunting and fishing preserve. She entertained occasional guests and small hunting parties, but did not go in for large hunts and extensive social activity. She used a unique hunting wagon, pushed by a single mule ridden by its driver. The hunters sat in a front seat that gave them an unobstructed view and filed

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of fire. (One of these wagons is preserved at the Tallahassee Junior Museum.) Her home, although relatively modest in size and unpretentious in design, was nevertheless considered worthy of being included among the impressive mansions pictured in Florida, A Land of Homes published by the Florida Department of Agriculture during the building boom of the 1920’s. From this manse she continued the paternalistic traditions of former owners, providing for the medical care of her domestic and farm employees and donating the land for their church. In the early 1950’s Miss Griscom sold much of her property to Julien C. (Bull) Headley. A lumberman, among other things, Headley cut off much of the extensive lumber on the property, converting it once more to cattle range, on which he ran as many as 500 head of beef cattle. He changed the name of the property to Bull Run Plantation. Headley was a flamboyant perfectionist, and is said to have had long sections of fencing pulled up and rebuilt if the posts were not in perfect alignment or were tilted from the vertical. Finding the Griscom home too small for his family, and structurally unsound, he had it razed to make way for the present brick manor house, which overlooks the lake. He used some of the bricks from the old foundation, along with paving bricks brought from North Carolina, in the terraces and walks, and brought in a collection of pecan and other fine woods for interior paneling and finish. Perhaps most indicative of his character and personality, the roof is supported by 2x10 rafters on 12-inch centers, somewhat more than adequate for a snowless climate. Augmenting the comforts of home, Headley built a spacious bathhouse and a swimming pool nearby. The pool alone is said to have cost $25,000. Headley also enjoyed hunting and fishing and preserved large areas of his estate for this purpose, helping nature to provide natural habitat for fish and game by damming the bushy run that flowed from South to North through the tract, to form Lakes Bockus, Petty Gulf, and Dianna. With these complete, a friend suggested that he should find something else to “monkey around” with, so he planned and built Monkey Business Pond to attract ducks.

In the mid-1960’s Headley became interested in developing the timber resources of Central America and departed for Honduras, selling most of his Lake Iamonia property to Gillis W. Long and others in a syndicate organized to develop a private hunting and recreational preserve known as Kinhega Lodge. Fish and game management was put in the competent professional hands of Donald Davis, who developed the potential of fields and ponds and supervised hunting and fishing activities. But attempts to develop other recreational facilities, especially a golf course, resulted in overextension of the financial resources of the syndicate and collapse of the project. In the meantime, the rapid growth of Tallahassee due to the expansion of state governmental activities and educational institutions created increasing pressure for housing and home sites. But much of the surrounding countryside remained unavailable for such use, held in either large private estates or the vast holdings of lumber and paper interests. The need for suburban residential development was partially met with the creation of Killearn Estates, Tallahassee’s first planned community. When the Kinhega Lodge properties became available, Killearn management recognized the opportunity to apply its experience in community planning to create a unique residential environment in which the natural beauty and ecology of a managed natural area are not only preserved, but also enhanced.

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

By Robert Burns M.D., MPH Meridian Clinic Medical Director Many people want to lose weight and get into better become more resistant to insulin the body produces more of shape so they can feel better and improve their energy levels. it and a snowball effect occurs. Eventually the pancreas can However, some people have a difficult time losing weight no longer keep up and the person develops type-2 diabetes. despite dieting and making other healthy lifestyle changes. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells that inhibits These people may have weight loss resistance. appetite. Some people have a genetic dysfunction in leptin Weight loss resistance is the inability to lose weight production or in leptin receptors in the hypothalamus of the despite having most of the necessary healthy lifestyle brain. behaviors. This is, of course, different than being able to lose weight but then Some people have difficulty in losing constantly regaining the weight due to not sustaining healthy lifestyle and diet weight despite dieting and exercise. These habits. people may have weight loss resistance The causes of weight loss resistance can be varied, and many of the causes tie together. Some of the most common causes are stress, insulin The most common hormone imbalance problem comes resistance, genetic leptin dysfunction, sleep disturbance, from either the thyroid hormone or sex hormones such as hormone imbalance, and impaired digestion. estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Both men and Stress is a common cause of weight loss resistance. As women have all these hormones but in different the body becomes stressed, cortisol levels increase which concentrations. People with hormone imbalances often have causes increased blood sugar levels and increased hunger for excessive gut fat that can be difficult to lose. carbohydrates. Weight gain from increased cortisol levels Some people experience impaired digestion which can tends to collect around the stomach area. Sleep disturbance come from both food allergies/sensitivities or from gut is related to stress. People who continually go without sleep problems such as slow motility or malabsorption. will have increased cortisol levels resulting in weight gain. Occasionally a person will need medical intervention to Insulin resistance has also been referred to as pretreat a cause of weight loss resistance, such as diabetes and is a common problem in the U.S. population. hypothyroidism. But ultimately, healthy lifestyle changes can Insulin is a hormone that helps sugar move into cells and also treat many of the causes of weight loss resistance. Eating the tells the body to store excess calories in the form of body fat. right foods, getting exercise, and obtaining the right amount When a person has a diet high in carbohydrates with refined of sleep at night can reverse weight loss resistance. Many sugars they produce a lot of insulin from the pancreas to help people feel they have to lose weight to be healthy when, in metabolize the sugars. High insulin levels can ultimately result fact, they have to be healthy to lose weight. in insulin resistance by the cells in the body. As the cells 12

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2012 Hurricane Names

✗Alberto ✗Beryl

Helene

Oscar

Isaac

Patty

Chris

Joyce

Rafael

Debby

Kirk

Sandy

Ernesto

Leslie

Tony

Florence

Michael

Valerie

Gordon

Nadine

William

Disaster Supply Kit Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days ◦ non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices ◦ foods for infants or the elderly ◦ snack foods ◦ non-electric can opener ◦ cooking tools / fuel ◦ paper plates / plastic utensils Blankets / Pillows, etc. Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs Special Items - for babies and the elderly Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes Flashlight / Batteries Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods Keys Toys, Books and Games Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag ◦ insurance, medical records, bank account ◦ numbers, Social Security card, etc. Tools - keep a set with you during the storm Vehicle fuel tanks filled Pet Care Items ◦ Proper identification / immunization records / medications ◦ ample supply of food and water ◦ a carrier or cage ◦ muzzle and leash www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/prepare/supplykit.shtml

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Exotic Weed Alert By Charles “Charlie” Mesing

Water hyacinth, (Eichhornia crassipes) an exotic floating aquatic plant, was first discovered in Lake Pettygulf during the 2002 KLP lake surveys. These floating plants have beautiful lavender-blue flowers with a yellow center (See photo on KLP web site). Water hyacinths are one of the fastest growing aquatic plants in Florida and can double in size in 6-14 days. Water hyacinths are presently located in Lake Pettygulf after treatments in Lakes Pine Hill, Blue Heron, Lake Diane, and Monkeybusiness in 2010-11. Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) is a rapidly growing exotic submersed plant that was first discovered in Lake Pettygulf in 1998. In 1999 and 2002, hydrilla grew to the surface and covered up to 90% Do not of the lake. This exotic green introduce any submersed plant has long slender branching stems, and aquarium or leaves in whorls of 4 to 8 with saw teeth on the edge (See garden pond photo on KLP web site). Hydrilla can spread quickly by acquatic small fragments and can grow up to 1 inch or more per day vegetation and as deep as 18 feet! In 2010-2011, hydrilla is into any discovered in Lakes Pine Hill, Pettygulf, and Diane. Lake- Killearn Lakes wide Sonar treatments or Golden (herbicide) and high numbers triploid grass carp (10/acre) are Eagle lake! the best management options to control hydrilla. Alligatorweed, Alternanthera philoxeroides, an exotic plant, occupies extensive areas of the shallow water (< 3-4 feet) along with other “native plants.” (See photos). Typically, plants grow rooted in soil in shallow water and form dense, interwoven floating mats that extend over the surface of deeper water. Floating mats can break away and colonize new sites and clog overflow drainpipes during heavy rains. Serious infestations can create anoxic, disease, and mosquito breeding conditions. Alligator weed is present in all KLP lakes.

Please check and clean your boats, trailers, and live wells for any aquatic plant fragments before launching or leaving any KLP & GE lakes. Do not introduce any aquarium or garden pond aquatic vegetation into any KLP or GE lakes. The establishment of exotics plants can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in maintenance expenses such as annual herbicide treatments and additional grass carp introductions. If anybody observes any exotic plants in KLP or GE lakes, please confirm the plant ID with the photos on our KLP web site or Lake Watch web site and contact the Fish and Wildlife Committee members on your lake. Possession or planting of HYDRILLA or WATER HYACINTHS is illegal in Florida without a FWC special permit. Residents should report any of these Exotic Plants found in KLP lakes.

Water Hyacinths (purple flower)

Alligator Weed

Taro (Elephant Ear)

Wild Taro Colocasia esculenta (elephant ears) has expanded dramatically around the shoreline of Lake Pine Hill, Pettygulf, Blue Heron, and Monkeybusiness during the past 5 years. Most of the shoreline of Pine Hill was covered with this large exotic plant that shades out native vegetation and may cover docks completely. KLP has recently targeted elephant ears in Lake Pine Hill for herbicide treatments in 2010 and 2011 with excellent results. Do not purchase or transplant this exotic plant in your lake.

Floating Salvinia & Torpedo Grass

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FareShare Fried Green Tomatoes with Gutherie’s Sauce

by Melissa Crane www.dashofeast.com

Green Melon Summer Smoothie

Prep time: 15 mins; Cook time: 25 mins; Total time: 40 mins Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 mins; Cook time: 1 min; Total time: 11 mins Serves: 1

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Salt 2 medium-sized green tomatoes, cut into 1/3inch slices 1/2 cup light buttermilk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided 1/4 cup cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin Vegetable oil 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup ketchup 1 clove garlic, diced 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Lots of black pepper

◦ 1 cup honeydew melon, cut into small pieces ◦ 1/2 cup garden cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced ◦ 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice ◦ 1/4 cup plain yogurt ◦ 1 tablespoon agave ◦ 3-4 ice cubes

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Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Sprinkle salt on both sides of the tomato slices and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk and egg, and mix well. In another medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal pepper, sugar, paprika and cumin and mix well. Wipe off excess salt from the tomato slices. Dip each tomato slice, first into the buttermilk mixture and then into the flour mixture. Arrange the tomato slices on a pre-greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 min, then flip slices over and bake for 5 more minutes. Optional: For an extra crispy texture on the tomato slices, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium high heat and fry tomato slices about 30 seconds each side. For the Guthrie’s sauce, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic, Warcestershire sauce and black pepper together in a small bowl. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, so that the flavors combine. Be sure to register as a member at www.killearnlakeshoa.org

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MOST LOYAL ADVERTISER

The Editor would like to thank Epiphany Lutheran Church & School for advertising with us so loyally in the “Lakes View” Magazine. Another loyal advertiser will be highlighted in our next issue.

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By: Kim Gay Media Communications Manager Talquin would like to thank you for the opportunity to provide information on issues relating to your homeowners association. We would love to hear from you with questions and suggestions for topics of interest to you. Please feel free to contact Kim Gay, Media Communications Manager, at 850-627-7651 or email kim@talquinelectric.com with any suggestions.

crews stationed in northeast Leon County. In addition, this tower supports the communication medium for Talquin’s TEC-Meter program and other Smart Grid advancements. Initial permitting discussions and meetings are underway with the Leon County Department of Development and Environmental Planning. More updates will come as the project progresses.

Talquin Engineering is working to upgrade the existing communications network throughout our four-county territory Communication Upgrade Talquin Engineering is working to upgrade the existing communications network throughout our four-county territory. The ultimate goal of this initiative is for Talquin to be totally self-reliant on its own radio and network infrastructure during severe and tropical weather events when communications with our crews is most critical. This project involves upgrading communication hardware, reconstructing existing towers, and adding new towers to support a weatherresilient communication platform that Talquin can utilize for many years to come. Fifty percent of this project is funded by TEC’s Smart Grid grant from the Department of Energy. Most notably for the residents of Killearn Lakes, this project involves reconstructing the existing tower at the Bradfordville member service and operations complex on Thomasville Road. The tower proposed will be completely self-supporting and able to withstand wind speeds as high as 150 MPH – a requirement typically placed on public safety grade infrastructure. This tower is considered part of the critical network backbone for Talquin’s system. The tower at Bradfordville provides 2-way radio communication for all the

Copper Theft Victory

Local law enforcement has partnered with Talquin to help increase public awareness and help individuals, churches, farmers and businesses protect themselves against the growing crime of copper theft. No one is exempt from this threat and recent efforts of laws enforcement, legislators and the Florida Electric Cooperative Association have culminated in stronger metal theft regulation. House and senate bills have recently been signed into law and will go into effect later this year.

Talquin Is Now Offering Small Business and Commercial Energy Analyses Talquin Electric was recently awarded a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to benefit its small business and light commercial members. Under this grant, Talquin will be offering energy conservation analyses to our small rural businesses and agriculture producer members. Talquin’s certified professional auditors will assess the facility’s performance and identify cost-effective energy efficiency improvements. This grant opportunity covers 75% of the cost with the remaining 25% to be paid by the member for the full analysis and documentation of the energy audit. For more information on the program, please call 850-627-7651 or email RaSarah Browder at rasarah@talquinelectric.com.

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2012 Easter Egg Hunt By Trina Searcy

The Easter Egg Hunt is one of my favorite events in Killearn Lakes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I have been involved with for over 18 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;showing my age a bit! We had a grand prize winner for every age group. Special thanks to Epiphany Lutheran Church youth group for their help putting out the eggs and for helping make sure each and every child received

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a prize. No one left empty handed! A special thank you goes to the staff at KLHOA for the general prizes and to Epiphany Lutheran for the Grand Prizes. What a great team! If you would like to volunteer next year, we could always use your help. We have a LOT of kids out there!


Cover Photo Contest We had a tough time choosing the cover photo for the June issue. After receiving three beautiful photography submissions of owls by John Keller off of Waters Meet and David Landis of Cedarwood Trail, we decided to showcase them all! “My wife, Cecilia, spotted them yesterday and they were kind enough to pose for us! We assume that they are enjoying the spring time by courting each other,” said Mr. Keller. Mr. Landis described his photo by stating, “I saw him perch on a branch in the green space behind my house and was able to get just close enough for a good shot.”

Photos by John Keller

Did you know that your photography could be showcased on our cover? If you have a photo you would like to submit for consideration, simply send it to admin2@killearnlakeshoa.org. All photos should be highest available quality (at least 300dpi) to be considered. All entries will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and the selected photo will appear on an upcoming issue of the “Lakes View” Magazine. Call our office at (850) 668-3231 for any additional questions. Looking forward to showcasing your submissions!

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2012 Kids Fishing Contest By Mark Reichert

If you’ve never participated in the annual Kids Fishing Contest you don’t know how much fun you’ve been missing. Each and every year, our annual event gets bigger and better. If practice truly does make perfect, then the past 30 years of hosting this event has certainly honed our skills to the point where I feel justified in saying our Kids Fishing Contest is one of the best in North Florida. Even if you don’t believe your child(ren) would be interested in casting a line in hopes of landing a big fish, there are always plenty of things going on for you and your kids to enjoy. (Side note: My father always castigated me for referring to children as “kids.” He would say, “Children are not kids. Kids are what baby goats are called.” So, my apologies to my father and anyone else who is offended by my reference to children as kids.) This year’s Contest was held on Saturday, April 28th at Lake Monkey Business and we were blessed with a beautiful morning. Besides corralling hundreds of bass within a large netted area (we try to make catching fish a sure thing), we had a casting contest, an inflatable bouncing machine, performances by the Killearn Lakes Tae Kwon Do ninjas, frozen treats from Kona Ice, all the hot dogs, chips, and drinks you could consume, and 75 prizes to give away. Besides, it was a glorious morning to get out and enjoy the company of your neighbors. It truly is a fun time for everyone. Besides placing hundreds of bass within a large net to increase the chance that your child can experience the thrill of landing a fish, we tag about 70 of them. Catch a tagged fish and you are guaranteed a prize. This year, 23 kids were able to hook a tagged fish. We also give away rod and reel combos to the winners from the casting contest. With the exception of the Grand Prize for catching the largest fish of the day, all the remaining prizes are given away by raffle, so you don’t even have to catch a fish to go home with a prize. And the raffle is an event in itself as kids anxiously await the calling of the numbers in hopes that their ticket is a winner.

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Speaking of the Grand Prize…this year the biggest fish of the day was caught by Danny Andzel with a bass weighing in at two pounds and five ounces. Even though there were at

If you’ve never participated in the annual Kids Fishing Contest you don’t know how much fun you’ve been missing! least two bass weighing upwards of seven pounds lurking within the net, he caught the fish outside of the net (any fish caught in Lake Monkey Business is eligible for the Grand Prize). Danny caught the bass midway through the contest and held out hope that it would wind up being the biggest of the day. He had quite a scare when Cole Merritt came to the scale carrying a bass that weighed in at two pounds four ounces. Danny went home with a brand new kayak, paddle, and life vest for his effort. (Another side note: A number of years ago the largest fish was caught by a three year old girl using a “Barbie” fishing pole. So it doesn’t take much of an investment in fishing gear to participate.) We are fortunate to have a number of generous benefactors who help offset the cost of conducting the Kids Fishing Contest each year and I really do appreciate their continued support. I urge you to support their businesses or,


in the case of private individuals who contributed, just offer a heartfelt “Thank You” so they will continue to support this event. Here’s the list of our contributors: Barrett Johnson, Bouncers of Tallahassee, Charles & Joan Haworth, Joseph C. D’Annunzio, Attorney at Law, Killearn Lakes TaeKwonDo, ProBank, Talquin Electric Cooperative, Joanie & Brad Trotman, Cricket’s Tree Service, Kona Ice, Sports Authority and Stege Contracting. I’d also like to thank the staff of the Killearn Lakes Homeowners’ Association. They’ve conducted this annual event so many times and do such a great job of coordinating everything that all I have to do is, basically, show up and act like I know what I’m doing. And, of course, we couldn’t even put on this event without the hard work of Charlie Mesing. He’s been associated with the Kids Fishing Contest even longer than I have and is responsible for obtaining the bass and placing the net in the Lake. I urge you and your kids to come out to next year’s event. Even if you believe fishing is something you just wouldn’t be interested in (but I’d bet you‘d be hooked as easily as the fish) I know your family would enjoy the day and have a grand ole time! So look for us the last Saturday of April every year and come join the fun! Please view the complete photo album of this event on our facebook page.

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e Relationship Between Diet and Fatigue By Liz Sullivan, LPN, CSA Certified Senior Advisor

The old adage “you are what you eat” is well known, but its caloric intake, this can cause increased tiredness. The foods have you ever really thought about what it means? We all that you choose to eat are essential. However, overeating can know a heavy pasta meal might make us tired in a few hours. also cause fatigue, as it causes the digestive process to work Sugar gives some a rush, and caffeine may provide a overtime and can contribute to feelings of lethargy. The key temporary energy boost. But the cliché delves much deeper to healthy eating is choosing key foods that contain adequate than that. “You are what you eat…” is one of the best pieces nutrients and consuming these meals or snacks in appropriate of advice you may find for maintaining good health. As portions. healthy eating continues to push to the forefront of newsworthy topics, more Diet and Fatigue – “Your body needs the proper Americans of all ages are amount of nutrients in order to function best, learning the value of consuming proper, well- very much like a car needs gasoline balanced diets. Healthy eating cultivates good overall health; it potentially helps ward off some Foods that are nutrient-rich that can help fight fatigue are medical conditions; and it positively affects other conditions. not hard to find. Opt for plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. For instance, those with diabetes are able to maintain better Vegetables should not be overcooked, as doing so causes a health when they follow the correct diet for that disease. loss of nutrients. Red meat and spinach provide needed iron, People with high-cholesterol can help improve that condition while fish such as tuna or salmon contain omega-3 fats – all when following nutritional guidelines that aid in decreasing of which are helpful in fighting fatigue. Proteins can also be cholesterol levels. obtained by consuming fish, lean meat and beans. Nuts offer Healthy eating is beneficial in other ways, both medical a protein boost and are a good snack choice. Choose whole and non-medical, including battling fatigue. Knowing this may grain pasta, rice, bread and cereal to complete a wellbe of particular interest to the senior population who are balanced, fatigue-fighting diet. prone to experience a lack of energy and increased fatigue If you suspect your fatigue is due to poor eating habits, due to medical conditions, medications, and the aging changing your diet may be all you need to feel energized process, in general. To make it easy to understand, this daily. However, there are medical conditions that can cause analogy may help: your body needs the proper amount of fatigue. It is important to discuss this with your care provider nutrients in order to function best, very much like a car needs to determine if your fatigue may be due to an underlying gasoline. Without a continual supply of nutrients and health issue. In the meantime, feel free to pursue healthy sufficient calories needed to perform both physical and eating habits because the end result will be a healthier you! mental activities, your body can become sluggish and tired on a daily basis. The subsequent lethargy can leave you References: feeling much like you have run out of gas. Andrews, Jill. Livestrong.org (2011). Food to fight fatigue. Retrieved on The good news is – provided your lack of energy is not March 22, 2012 from www.livestrong.com/article/375604-food-to-fightfatigue/. caused by a medical condition or medication – fatigue can easily be addressed by learning to eat well-balanced meals Tree.com. Healthy eating: diet and fatigue. Retrieved on March 22, 2012 and snacks that contain enough calories and nutrients to keep from www.tree.com/health/chronic-fatigue-treatment-diet.aspx. your body in optimum health. Even if fatigue is caused by an Psychologytoday.com (2003 / 2011). Fighting fatigue with diet. Retrieved on underlying condition, medication or stress, eating well can March 22, 2012 from www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200310/fightinghelp boost energy levels and counteract excessive tiredness. fatigue-diet. Simply eating to stave off hunger during the day is not sufficient. Also, keep in mind that if your body out-performs 2709-3 Killarney Way Tallahassee, Fl 32309 (850) 402-0051 contactus@comfortkeepers.com 24 Lakes View / Issue 53 / June 2012


After 12 years of suffering with unexplained abdominal pain, numerous ER visits, hospitalization, I was given the diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. Having Crohn’s has really altered my life. I never know when I’m going to have flare up and at times I find myself in a slump. Life shouldn’t be this difficult. That’s why my husband and I have joined up with the CCFA to help find a cure. Team Challenge is a part of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and is an endurance training program designed to raise funds to cure these inflammatory bowel diseases. Novice athletes are trained to run or walk a half marathon in a number of ½ Marathon’s around the country including the Napa to Sonoma ½ Marathon on July 15th; the event I am participating in.

About the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America CCFA’s mission is to not only cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, but to also improve the quality of life of the children and adults affected by these diseases. Currently, over 1.4 million Americans are affected, including approximately 150,000 children under 18 years of age. To learn more, visit www.ccfa.org.

For your reference, CCFA’s Tax ID number is 13-6193105. Donations can be made online via our secure website at www.active.com/donate/napa12nfl/NFLAPinkst or via check payable to CCFA mailed to 3223 Horseshoe Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32312. If you are interested in supporting Team Challenge in a larger way, please contact Heather Thurston at hthurston@ccfa.org to learn about how becoming a Corporate Sponsor will benefit you and your company. The North Florida Chapter of Team Challenge greatly appreciates your consideration of participating in this important charitable cause. We hope to count on your support to ensure our success. Our patients, families, gastroenterologists, and healthcare providers are most appreciative of your support. I hope you will join us in our mission to find a cure. If you have any questions, please email or call Anastasia Pinkston or Heather Thurston, Endurance Manager for the North Florida chapter. Thank you so much for your time! Sincerely, Anastasia Edmonson Pinkston, Crohn’s Patient Hospitalized July 2009; Dx August 2009; Osteoarthritis Dec 2011

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Lake Friendly Yard of the Season By Joe Barnett

On our family’s daily neighborhood walk, one yard seems to always be in bloom. But even more important, the yard is very “Killearn Lakes Friendly”. So I left my neighbors, Rick and Kathy Hall, a message asking for a “tour” of their beautiful yard. They said “yes” and were in their yard waiting for me when I arrived. It was quickly obvious that Kathy loves her yard. She knows every plant, where it comes from and what animals and birds visit. She has a thistle feeder for the goldfinches, a hummingbird feeder, milkweed plant (in summer), wild salvia, and purple shrimp plant for the hummingbirds. There is birdseed and suet in the winter for the cardinals, mockingbirds and wood peckers. She has counted up to twelve species of birds in a four-hour period in her yard.

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Another feeder from Native Nursery the Halls have is called the “hilarious feeder.” It keeps out most squirrels (except for one especially enterprising fellow). That one squirrel has learned to hang from his toes and scoop out seeds with his front paws. Other visitors are the giant pileated woodpeckers, red-headed woodpeckers, and the insect-eating redbellied woodpeckers. Butterflies like Kathy’s naturalized butterfly bush and lantana. Bees loved the yellow flowers on another bush. But Kathy noted she has seen fewer bees the last few years and reminded me about the large bee die off, possibly due to pesticides. She also pointed out a disk and plow from an old tiller in the side yard from her grandfather’s farm in Leesburg, Georgia. She had two Easter lilies planted in memory of her parents. Both plants had little baby seedlings around them. There were also ginger lilies, pine lilies and milk and wine lilies that she even let us dig up for our home! Her


hibiscus was transplanted from her dad’s house. Her father used to cut a flower to bring to her mother with coffee every morning during the last year of her life when she was sick. The yard includes an herb garden with oregano, chives, rosemary, parsley, bitter ornamental lettuce, and even collards that she cooked with black-eyed peas. There is a fig tree, a medium-sized loquat tree and a cherry tree. Nearby is a big white spirea bush. I have read that Native Americans used it as aspirin.

breaking pieces off of the roots (corms) to plant. Wild salvia, blue flag irises, and animal loving vines like the muscadine grape vine were left natural. She loves how grape vines turn gold in the fall, almost like a Christmas garland strung through the trees at the back of the lot. The leaves can be used to make pickles and the grapes make great jelly. Animals love them and my family eats them straight from the vine on our neighborhood walks! Kathy also feels that vines and thickets at the edge of their yard and in the bridle path provide important bird habitat. Kathy and Rick’s yard is not only wildlife friendly, it is neighbor friendly. They have created a large rain garden that slows down the substantial amounts of storm water runoff coming off the hill above their home. If they had only a large grass lawn the neighbors downhill from them would have a severe erosion problem and our lake would have even more silt pollution. Fittingly, Rick’s company, Hall Planning & Engineering, also works to make communities better through the designing of walkable neighborhoods. As winners, the Halls will be presented a special yard sign, a $100 gift certificate from a local nursery and a photo of recognition in the October issue of the “Lakes View” Magazine. I will make this presentation on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the Quarterly Open Members Meeting. Congratulations, Rick and Kathy Hall!

On our familiy’s daily neighborhood walk, one yard seems to always be in bloom Rick and Kathy really like their camellias, a plant Rick’s parents also loved. Rick especially loves his half dozen tall southern long leaf pines. The yard also includes several colors and varieties of azaleas such as the Formosa, George Taber, Mont Blanc, and Princess Margaret. But my favorite was the yellow feathery-flowered native Florida Azaleas growing in the shade. There was a great smelling tea olive, several white flowering dogwoods, a hickory tree, oaks, and magnolia trees. Kathy planted a variety of pansies that grow well in the winter when the leaves are off the trees. Kathy said she leaves some “weeds” in her lawn, like the pretty white violets. There were wild purple shamrocks and larger white nursery shamrocks, which she spreads by

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Killearn Lakes Arbor Commiee Annual Sale By C.J. Marston

Killearn Lakes Arbor Committee is gearing up for its fifth annual tree sale. Once again, we have chosen only Florida natives because of how they affect our wildlife, our local environment, and particularly our enjoyment. Our choices are determined by longevity, growth rate, site

It is very important that you place your order as soon as possible since supplies are limited requirements, and features. Because there are approximately 50 items from trees to perennials, there simply isn’t enough space in the Lakes View to print it. But you can find our list and order form on the Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association website. www.killearnlakeshoa.org (Click on: Downloadable Documents - Additional Documents - Arbor Committee Order Form), or pick one up at the association office. This helpful chart is set up with brief descriptions and category icons to help you decide the right trees, shrubs, and even perennials, for your yard.

Because we are holding our sale before the holidays this year, this might be a great time to think about your holiday shopping list. Pre-orders will be taken through September and orders can be picked up at the Fall Festival November 3rd at Tekesta Park. It is very important that you place your order as soon as possible since supplies are limited. All sales are first-come, first-served as long as supplies last. We are attempting to keep the list updated so that you will know if your choice is available. If you don’t see what you want, you want something larger than what we are offering, or simply have some questions about our plants, please call 906-9383 (you will need to leave a message and someone will return your call promptly). We will do our best to find what you are looking for – provided it’s native, that is. We thank you for your continued support. Killearn Lakes Arbor Committee

Reserve Your Trees Today!!! NOTE: Sale schedule is different from past years.

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Spring is Golf Cart Season in Golden Eagle! By Molly Papania

At a minimum, all golf carts must be equipped with Many of you have expressed concern about the number efficient brakes, safe tires, and a rear view mirror. of young teens and children driving golf carts in Golden Electric turn signals are highly encouraged. If not Eagle. You’ve shared first-hand reports of erratic and equipped, the use of standard hand signals is distracted driving, near miss accidents, aggressive actions, and mandatory. general unsafe operation of golf carts by kids. Golf carts driven in between sunset and sunrise or The Homes Association must depend on parents to make times of low visibility must be equipped with both wise and responsible decisions regarding golf cart use. headlights and taillights. Allowing a child under age 14 to drive a golf cart is extremely Golf carts are not dangerous and puts every permitted to drive or Golden Eagle pedestrian and We must depend on parents to park on any common vehicle driver at risk. areas or green spaces. If you are a golf cart make wise and responsible Nothing shall be pulled owner, please review and decisions regarding golf cart use behind a golf cart for observe the following any reason. community golf cart rules: ATV’s and 4 Wheelers are not allowed in Golden All drivers of golf carts must be at least 14 years Eagle. of age. Golf cart owners and/or operators will be held Golf carts are subject to the same “rules of the personally liable for injuries, and damage caused to road” commonly applied to licensed motor Association property or private residential property. vehicles. This includes obeying all traffic signs The Golden Eagle Homes Association will not be such as yield and stop signs. responsible for damage or injury caused by the Pedestrians and bicycles shall, at all times be given operation of a golf cart. due consideration and reasonable right of way. We ask for your support by operating your golf cart Please approach them courteously. responsibly and by keeping the safety of children as your first The number of passengers in a golf cart must not priority. exceed the golf cart’s seating capacity.

Killearn Commons Update By Greg Hill

I want to thank all Board Members and the many volunteers who participated in our 8th Annual Pool Cleanup Day. It went very well and was an outstanding job. We have received a large number of compliments from homeowners. I have noticed a number of homeowners really fixing up

their yards and doing “beautification”. However, we still have a number of homeowners that need to maintain their homes better, especially removing mildew from the siding. Easy solution: A combination of one part bleach to four parts water will clean that green.


Board of Directors Fining Capability Update

In the February issue of the “Lakes View” Magazine we mentioned the latest revision of FL Statute 720, which governs all homeowners associations, including Killearn Lakes HOA. This revision also provides homeowners associations with fining capabilities, something KLHOA has not been able to pursue in the past. Since that article was published, a new Policy Resolution was certified at the May 8th Quarterly Open Member Meeting. Please read this Policy Resolution and its attached official records policy. We need at least ten (10) volunteers willing to serve on a “Fining Arbitration Committee”. In the event a committee member must recuse himself or herself, an alternate would be chosen to serve in his or her place. We anticipate the committee meeting once a month. Currently we are working with our attorney to prepare an information sheet and volunteer agreement that clearly outlines the duties of the committee members. If you are interested in volunteering for this committee, please email or call the office. Thank You.

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KILLEARN LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Policy Resolution 12-01 Violation and Fining WHEREAS, Killearn Lakes Homeowners Association, Inc. (“Association”) is empowered to exercise all of the powers, duties and authority vested in or delegated to this Association by provisions of the Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and the Declaration of Covenants, and Florida Law; WHEREAS, the “Association” intends to seek all available remedies at law, including the right to levy fines to its members as allowed under section 720.305, Florida Statutes or as may be amended thereafter, the right to declaratory or injunctive relief from a civil court, and the recovery of attorney’s fees and costs incurred as a result of the “Association’s” obligation to enforce the applicable covenants; WHEREAS, the “Association” finds that it is necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of its membership and The Community as a whole to ensure that all members, member tenants, guests or invitees comply with the “Association’s” governing documents; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board hereby enacts the attached official records policy. Certification I hereby certify that the above resolution was adopted by the Association Board of Directors on .

Trina R. Searcy, President

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Joanie Trotman, Secretary


KILLEARN LAKES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. PROPERTY VIOLATION FINES-OFFICIAL BOARD POLICIES FOR THE IMPOSITION OF FINES EFFECTIVE: May 8, 2012 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following enforcement procedures will be used to address violations of the Association’s governing documents: I. Suspected Violation. A suspected rules violation may be identified by a Board Member, the Association Staff, an appropriate Committee, or it may be brought to the attention of the Board by any member of the Association. All violations reported by an owner must be in writing, using the Association’s concern form. II. First Notice. The Association will notify the offending owner with confirmation that violation(s) exists. (With a copy to resident, if applicable) that a violation exists, the action necessary to correct the violation, and provide a 14-day period (or other time frame) as specified in the notice in which to correct the violation without further sanction. III. Second Notice. After the period of time allotted for correction has passed, the Association or appropriate Committee shall inspect the situation to ensure satisfactory compliance. If condition is corrected within the allotted time, then no further action will be taken. If a second written complaint is received or if the violation still persists, a second notice will be sent to the owner via U.S. Mail, alleging that the violation still exists. The notice will also notify the owner and/or responsible party (ies) of his/her right to be heard before a Committee appointed by the Board regarding this violation prior to the application of any fines. Owners are reminded that the purpose of the hearing is to dispute a fine imposed and not an opportunity for them to show why the violation rules or procedures do not apply to them. The Committee will then determine on a case by case basis if a fine is appropriate. If the Committee determines a fine is appropriate the Association shall levy a fine against the property. IV. Fines. If the owner fails to request A Hearing or fails to appear before the Committee at A Duly Noticed hearing and/or provides documentation via written letter of why he/she feels that a fine should not be imposed for the violation, the following penalties will be assessed: First Violation: Second Violation:

$ 50.00 per day up to $1,000. $100.00 per day up to $1,000

Third and subsequent violations may also be turned over to the Association’s attorney for legal action. If assessed fines are not paid in a timely manner, additional charges may be added and standard collection action may be pursued, which may take the form of court action for damages, a lien on the property, or any remedy available under the law.

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Note: These ads are complimentary and available to student teens of our community involved in weekend and after school entrepreneurial projects. Ads must be renewed for each issue. Please call the office at 668-3231, if you want to edit or continue your ad. Thank you.

PETSITTER – Reliable and experienced 17 year old petsitter. I have my own transportation. Please call Christine at 545-4612. BABYSITTERS – Experienced 12-year-old Sitter and Mothers Helper. Prefer watching ages 4-9yrs. I love kids and I am very responsible. Bonus: household jobs such as folding laundry, dishes or tidy up your home. $3-5/hour. Available weekdays from 4-8 p.m. Sat. 10:30-4:30 p.m. and Sun. 1-8 p.m. Summer hours are more flexible. Can provide my own transportation. Call Emily at (850) 894-0421. BABYSITTER & PETSITTER – Looking for a summer Nanny? Im here for you! TMH babysitter's course/CPR certified, 16 years old and am able to provide transportation. Call Brittany at (850) 688-4287, or email barnett_bab@hotmail.com.

BABYSITTER & PETSITTER – Responsible, mature and enthusiastic 15 & 16 year old Chiles High School students, TMH certified available for babysitting and/or pet sitting. Please call Gabby & Claudia (850) 893 2342. BABYSITTERS – Killearn Lakes Mother and twelve year-old daughter duo available for babysitting evenings and weekends. Available to care for your children birth and up. We will provide our own transportation. Contact Tracy at 5085468. ANIMAL SITTER – At LYDIA Inc., I do animal sitting, dog walking, dog washing, dog playing, and all at great prices. I’m a responsible, caring, mature, 14- year-old Killearn Commons resident. You can call me and make a reservation, or call when you unexpectedly need me. Call LYDIA at 509-8071.

BABYSITTER & PETSITTER – ATTENTION to anyone who needs a reliable, hardworking, and responsible baby or petsitter! My name is Rachel Stadtfeld and I would love to come and watch your precious kiddos or pets! Call me anytime, even on short notice, for any occasion you may need to go out for! I am 17 years old and have much experience with children (past nanny) and pets (have 3)! I attend school at Chiles High and live in Golden Eagle. I am a licensed driver and a great student. For a fun and safe time for your children (of all ages) and pets (of all types) please don't hesitate to call me at 727-742-3856. :)

Teen girl, pet owner,experienced in pet sitting and loves animals! Available during the day and evening. Call Bethany at 893-9313. 

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